Best of Houzz 2016!

Best of Houzz 2016!

Over 35 million unique users nominated the best Home Building, Remodeling and Design Professionals in North America and around the world…. Pastiche of Cape Cod won Best of Houzz 2016 for Customer Service! Make sure you check out our amazing projects and idea-books on Houzz!!

Houzz Feature

Houzz Feature

Check it out! We were featured on Houzz AGAIN!!   Houzz Feature

Houzz Feature

Houzz Feature

Check it out! We were featured in an editorial ideabook on the homepage of Houzz! Houzz Feature

Custom Designed House

Custom Designed House

A beautiful custom designed home by our designer Irina MacPhee and kitchen done by Gail O’Rourke.   Which part of the home is your favorite??

Living Life Well: What Are You Thankful For?

Living Life Well: What Are You Thankful For?

This question reminds me of sitting in grade school after the Thanksgiving holiday, squirming in my seat.  Sure, there were always the easy, lofty answers from smiley faced children who would parrot back memorized answers.  Out of guilt, intimidation, programming or a willingness to please; health, home, food, friends and family were obvious answers.  World […]

Design Tips: Decorating the Holiday Table

Design Tips: Decorating the Holiday Table

Powered by Cincopa Video Hosting. So…Martha Stewart you are not, so what?  You can still be the successful hostess and invite dinner guests to your beautiful holiday table with delight.  The trick is to think a little outside the box and tap into your creative juices.  Choose a style or color theme.  If your theme […]

Design Tips: Bittersweet Wreath

Design Tips: Bittersweet Wreath

Powered by Cincopa Video Hosting. Few things are better than a beautiful, crisp autumn day in New England.  For those of us who wholeheartedly enjoy this fall weather, it’s time to look for treasure by the roadside.  The bright orange and flame-red bittersweet berries glisten in the bright sun against the grey-brown tired limbs and vines […]

Living Life Well: Creating a Memory with Your Family

Living Life Well: Creating a Memory with Your Family

Being a single mom of four small children for over 12 years, I often thought of ways to build new memories and traditions.  Every Thanksgiving my immediate and extended family would gather in Connecticut at Aunt Betty’s house.  I suspect most every family has an “Aunt Betty”.  She was a terrific cook!  We stuffed ourselves […]

Recipes: Cranberry-Apple Pie

Recipes: Cranberry-Apple Pie

Ingredients Crust: 2 cups flour 2/3 cups shortening (Crisco) ¼ tsp. salt ¼ cup cold water Filling: McIntosh or combo fresh apples, enough to mound your pie plate.  ½ stick unsalted butter 1 tsp. nutmeg ½ cup sugar 1tsp ground cinnamon 1 cup fresh cranberries (coarsely chopped) 3 tbsp. of flour Juice of one half […]

Living Life Well: Yellow Design Tips for the Fall

Living Life Well: Yellow Design Tips for the Fall

You might enjoy a trip to the northeast. The leaves are changing, and nature’s full of color and personality. Cut some branches, bring them inside, and place them in a beautiful vase.